La Liga the men’s top professional football division of the Spanish football league system is set to get back underway on Thursday night following the successful return of the Bundesliga in Germany.
According to the report gathered, After three months off, the Spanish top-flight comes back with a bang as what’s usually one of the feistiest and most atmospheric derbies in European football sees Sevilla host Real Betis.
The final 11 sets of fixtures follow the examples in Germany and Portugal and play behind closed doors, but it’s still all up for grabs from top to bottom.
Here’s a reminder of the state in play in La Liga when it comes to the title race, European qualification spots and relegation battle.
With Atletico Madrid struggling for results as they go through a transitional season, and no surprise challengers stepping up, it’s back to business as usual with a two-horse race between Barcelona and Real Madrid. Third-placed Sevilla are nine points behind.
But these are far from vintage sides, a long way off those that regularly broke the 90-point barrier under Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola a decade ago.
In fact, this season’s eventual winners are on track to record the lowest points tally for a champion since Barcelona and Real Madrid finished tied on 76 points back in 2007.
A 2-0 Clasico win over Barcelona at the Bernabeu, shortly before the season was suspended, put Los Blancos in the driving seat, but they took a step back with a shock 2-1 defeat to Real Betis in their last outing.
Barcelona, who have won eight of the last 11 La Liga titles, are back at the top and two points clear. They have the tougher remaining fixtures on paper, however, with a trip Sevilla and Atletico Madrid at home yet to play.